Livelihood Empowerment Program (Manila)
Working to change lives of those less fortunate
Since 2010 Hair Aid has sent qualified hairdressers to facilitate a Livelihood Empowerment Program in the form of a five-day haircutting training project to low skilled persons in the slums of Manila, Philippines.
Livelihood Empowerment Program (Australia)
Changing Lives Through Teaching Others
A modification to the Hair Aid Inc. (Australia) project is the inclusion of a professional CV and resume for each participant to evidence their proactive actions by progressing their work ready skill set. The objective of the Livelihood Empowerment Program is to firstly support, secondly to motivate, and thirdly to empower participants to engage in work ready skill training to maximise opportunities for securing paid employment, or to provide pathways to other formalised training or education. Hair Aid also conducts Community Cuts (HACC’s).
Volunteering & giving back
Empowering the community with trade skills
In 2016 the introduction of knife, scissor and tool sharpening training was introduced when Pete Walstab from Excellent Edges and BladesmithRussell Rentmesssteridentified that the scissor kits Hair Aid were leaving in communities would require sharpening after so much use. Pete and Russell have now set up knife, scissor and tool sharpening training in various locations, and teach the men in the communities this skill. The Hair Aid Inc. team relies on volunteers, and continues to provide sewing training, as well as hair cutting, and knife, scissor and tool sharpening which requires volunteers with all skill sets.